Remco Environmental

Welcome to Remco Environmental! Look no further, you’ve just found the right team of experts to take care of your asbestos, safely and responsibly.  With over 25 years of experience in the industry! We provide a highly skilled, professional and reliable service, delivered by the Remco specialists across London, Essex and the South-East.

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Asbestos Removal Services

Our team at Remco are highly experienced in asbestos removal, delivering the highest quality service to all of our customers.

Asbestos Encapsulation & Repair

Repair or encapsulation of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) might be more appropriate than removal. Our team at Remco can provide expert advice to find the right solution.

Asbestos Waste Collection Service

We can collect asbestos waste from your premises and take care of the disposal, including fly-tipped waste.

Asbestos Testing

If you suspect ACMs might be present in your premises, Remco offer a quick and reliable sampling service so you can minimise potential delays to projects or plan any works accordingly.

Asbestos Surveys

Specialising in both Management and Pre-Refurbishment/Demolition surveys, our team at Remco can guide you.

Frequently Asked Questions...

Here Are Just a Few

A non-domestic property can be a shop, office, warehouse, factory and any other property that is not classed as a domestic property. This includes communal parts in blocks of flats and sheltered accommodation etc.

 

This can vary on the size of the property, but an estimate on a standard 3 bedroom house can take from 2-3 hours. 

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It can be amphibole asbestos, which includes Crocidolite (Blue) and Amosite (Brown) asbestos, or serpentine asbestos, which is Chrysotile (White) asbestos. These are the three main types used in Great Britain.

Asbestos is mined from rocks in many different countries and was widely used in buildings as construction materials, fire proofing, thermal insulation, electrical insulation, sound insulation, decorative plasters, roofing products, flooring products, heat resistant materials, gaskets, friction products etc.  

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force putting a legal duty on the owners and/or those responsible for maintenance & repair (the duty holder) in non-domestic or commercial premises, to provide an asbestos register and manage the risk of exposure to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs).

 

An asbestos survey enables the duty holder to identify the location, type and extent of any ACMs which may be present and manage the ACMs in accordance with the guidelines set out under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The purpose of the asbestos register is to provide information to anyone who may disturb ACMs during their work activity and prevent accidental damage or disturbance of known ACMs.

 

If you are a home-owner of pre-2000 construction and planning some home renovation work, you may want to know if ACMs are present in your property before you set about your project. Having an asbestos survey will identify the location, type and extent of any ACMs which may be present throughout your property. This will prevent the risk of exposure to harmful asbestos dust through accidental damage or disturbance of asbestos materials during your work.

 

As a reputable asbestos removal company, we offer both licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal services through our team of experts at Remco, or our trusted and approved partners. From small domestic houses to large commercial premises, we work on projects of all sizes. Some of the ACMs we remove include;

 

  • asbestos cement products such as garage roof sheets, sheds, water tanks, flue pipes and guttering etc.
  • asbestos textured decorative coatings
  • asbestos in ropes, yarns and woven cloth
  • asbestos gaskets or asbestos rope cords 
  • asbestos-containing thermoplastic and vinyl floor tiles
  • asbestos-containing felt and paper
  • friction products (eg brake linings)
  • asbestos insulating board products such as ceiling tiles, wall panels and boxings etc.
  • Asbestos pipe insulation and lagging
  • Sprayed asbestos insulation

Asbestos is a Category 1 human carcinogen.

  • Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is more than the number of people killed on the road.
  • Around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure.
  • However, asbestos is not just a problem of the past. It can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000.

 

When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.

An Asbestos Management Plan is a written document which sets out how the duty holder will manage the risk of exposure from ACMs within their premises. The Asbestos Management Plan is a requirement of Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and also complies with the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999 and the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

An asbestos register is a register or list of all Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) or suspected ACMs known to be present at the premises. The register includes details of the location, type and extent of the ACM as well as details on the condition of the material.

Once double bagged or wrapped, asbestos waste is transported, in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, to a licenced landfill site or may be taken to a licensed transfer station, where it is placed into a locked skip before being transported onwards to a licensed landfill site. The waste is then buried in the ground.

Remco Environmental are licensed by the Environment Agency as a registered waste carrier.

You will always get a very competitive price from Remco and in some circumstances we may be able to price match our competitors if a legitimate quotation is available.

No. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral with no odour or taste.

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